Tomb Raider Skipping Wii U

by Jim Reilly on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:38 AM

Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider game won't be coming to Nintendo's new console, the Wii U. At least not anytime soon.

In a recently published FAQ on the game, the studio says development of the title started long before Wii U was announced, and that if they did port it to Wii U in the future it would have to be built differently for that platform.

“At this time no," Global Brand Director Karl Stewart said when asked if Tomb Raider was coming to Wii U. "When we started developing the game we made a conscious decision that it was all about building the game for a platform and making sure the game was specific to that platform.

"Given that we’ve been working on the game quite a while before Wii U was announced I think it would not be right to try and port it across. If we started building a game for the Wii U we would build it very differently and we would build it with unique functionality.”

Beyond that, Crystal Dynamics said fans can expect a global release for the game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No release date has been set, but Tomb Raider will likely hit this year.

[Source: Crystal Dynamics Forum]